[Fwd: Re: [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?]

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Feb 9 15:45:43 UTC 2013

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Subject: Re: [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?
From:    "Brendan Jones" <brendan.jones.it at gmail.com>
Date:    Wed, February 6, 2013 4:16 am
To:      len at ovenwerks.net

On 02/05/2013 09:44 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Tue, February 5, 2013 8:12 am, Gabbe Nord wrote:
>> I got some plans for a small project that will revolve around just
>> providing a workflow for making electronic music, kind of like gathering
>> alot of information and provide easy access to a set of plugins, synths
> That is one of the current goals (as yet unrealized) of UbuntuStudio. That
> is to provide the applications and glue for a set of workflows with
> documentation including tutorials. It is a big job. The workflows we
> choose are not always going to be the right ones and we don't always have
> someone who knows a workflow well enough to support it. Right now we have
> more acoustic producers (use analog in for everything) that midi tracking
> producers. We could use more help in this area. A good documented workflow
> is much easier to support.

[Sent off list]

Hi Len,

I've been working with Fedora for the last release to produce the Fedora
Jam audio Spin.

A few years ago we had a GSOC project to write documentation for Fedora.

You can see the results here [1]. The student was/is a talented musician
and scholar, and is still a non-developer contributor, but provides
welcome leadership and feedback feedback to new users.

I think the strength of this past documentation project was its emphasis
on providing end to end examples. It could certainly be taken further
with additional content in the form of project files, samples, synth
patches, sessions etc, etc

Unfortunately Chris is the sole contributor it seems, there have been
some translations, but he is really busy and now as a result it is sadly
out of date.

I certainly wouldn't be opposed to encouraging members of Fedora from
contributing to a similar distro agnostic documentation project, whereby
different distros could contribute their specific workflows and setups
and have that incorporated into the build/install system.

Interested to know what your thoughts are!



Len Ovens

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